Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Volunteer Spotlight--Carol S. Laycock

    Carol S. Laycock

    The Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center has so many great volunteers that give of their time and talents to our facility that it is difficult to choose only one each week to spotlight.
    All of the volunteers are each such a vital part of Peteetneet that we
could not operate without them. This week we would like to Spotlight Carol S. Laycock as one of our volunteers.
Carol was born and raised in Payson. As an elementary student, she attended Peteetneet. She lived only five blocks south of the school.
    After graduating from high school she moved to Salt Lake City to attend school. She met Clifford Laycock of American Fork and they were married in 1956. They are the parents of four daughters. They have nineteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.
    They lived in Payson for short time after they were married. They then lived in American Fork, then Orem and then later moved back to the American Fork and Highland area where lived for forty years.
    She worked at the American Fork Training School, later renamed the Utah Development Center. She worked there as a technician for thirty years until her retirement. After both Carol and her husband retired, they sold their home and property in Highland and moved back to Payson. They lived in Payson for fifteen years until her husband passed away in 2008. Carol found that the large lot and big home were just too much to take care of by herself so she sold her home and moved into a condominium in Springville.  It is a 55+ community and she loves living there.  She has made many new friends since moving there.
    Several years ago, the Peteetneet Arts Council asked her to show some of her cross-stitch work in an art show along with Marion Wilson who was showing some of  her beautiful flower arrangements.  She later created a large cross-stitch of the Peteetneet Museum that we proudly have on display in our office reception area.
    She stated it has been wonderful to see the improvements that have been made to the building since she was a student here so many years ago.  She looks forward to meeting the visitors from the different states and foreign countries that visit our museum each week.  She has found it offers a great opportunity to make many new friends and renew old friendships with friends she has not seen for many years.  Carol encourages people to take the opportunity to become a volunteer Tour Guide at the museum.  It is a great experience.
    The Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center is lucky to have people like Carol who give of their time and talents at the museum.  She thinks it is great that this great building has been preserved and now represents the city of Payson.  Carol loves to share the building and the exhibits with those that come to see the museum.
    Payson, come and meet Carol on Friday mornings and take a tour of our beautiful old building.

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